Forensics her future

Shenae Smith is inspired by the mystery of detective work.
Shenae Smith is inspired by the mystery of detective work.

The 16-year-old went up against seven other students from WA to place second in the business services category.

Shenae said the medal would help further her education and achieve her goal of working in forensics.

‘I have always been interested in the mystery of forensics and detective work,’ she said.

‘I would have to join the police force, which is a bit daunting, but I’m sure it will be fine.’

Shenae said she was doing a certificate two in business services to allow her to graduate and still have the option of attending university.

‘I decided to do VET because it allowed me to achieve the same result with less pressure,’ she said.

‘I’m sure I’ll go into business after school at least for a little bit.

‘I really like it and it will always be there for me to fall back on.’

Shenae said her interest in forensics came from watching crime dramas and her natural curiosity.

‘I know what happens in those shows isn’t real, but that hasn’t stopped me from wanting to satisfy my curiosity.

‘But just in case I don’t like it or don’t get into it I still have a lot of good options.’

The Year 11 student said she hoped to finish either her certificate three or four in time for graduation next year.